Homemade Flour Tortillas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
12 mins
Homemade tortillas are so delicious! Once you eat freshly made flour tortillas made at home, you’ll never want to go back! They also happen to be very inexpensive to make since they use just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand at home.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 16 Tortillas
Calories: 122 kcal
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour plus extra for kneading
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick 1 butter softened
  • 1 cup hot water
  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Cut the softened butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or fork until you have a crumb like texture similar to sand.
  3. Add the hot water to the mixture and stir well.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 2-3 minutes, adding just a little extra flour as needed. The dough should be soft and less sticky after kneading.
  5. Form the dough into a ball and place in a clean bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rest for 45-60 minutes.
  6. Cut the dough into 10 balls for burrito sized tortillas or 16 balls for taco sized tortillas. Flatten the dough balls into circles with your hands. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into large circles on a floured surface. Roll the dough as thinly as possible while still being able to pick it up gently without tearing the dough.
  7. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla on each side for 30-45 seconds, until golden brown spots appear.
  8. Stack the cooked tortillas as you cook to keep them warm and moist and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Serve the tortillas warm with the taco or burrito fillings of your choice.